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Davenport House

The Davenport House is a Federal-style house that was constructed in 1820 by master-builder Isaiah Davenport. Davenport was known for his skill and talents in the building industry and the house served as a showcase of his work as well as a family home. He lived in the house with his wife and family until he passed away from yellow fever in 1827. When threatened with demolition in the mid 1950’s, seven Savannah women got together to save the Davenport House.

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Their success was the founding act of the Historic Savannah Foundation. Today, the Davenport House is on the National Register of Historic Places and a treasured stop on any Savannah tour. The dignified mansion is a true architectural masterpiece with three dormer windows, a soaring elliptical staircase, ornate plaster work and woodwork and polished hardwood floors. Furnishings and collectibles throughout the home are reminiscent of the 1820’s and a delight for guests to view.

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